Saturday, October 15, 2016

Bloom Day

This is a half-hearted attempt as a bloom day post. Today is a blustery, wet and stormy day as we await the approach of a major storm approaching the Pacific NW. There was a tornado on the coast of Oregon yesterday. We have just had lots of wind and rain. It is a good day to stay inside and put on a pot of soup which I plan to do!

As soon as the weather clears up, I plan to clean out the vegetable garden, finish trimming the laurel hedge and continue planting new plants in the garden. All of the blooming flowers still look great. I was surprised and excited to see the delphinium bloom again.

Sumac 'Tiger Eyes', Salvia chiapensis and delphinium.

 It took a long time for the marigolds to take off but once they did, they have showed no signs of stopping.
Marigolds and nasturtium

Sedum 'Autumn Glory'

Check out May Dreams Garden blog for more gardener's bloom day posts!

Now, on to the soup!

Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy